1. Exquisite Tweets from @amandadeibert, @DrMatthewSweet, @kmflett, @pdkmitchell, @_pasttense_, @riley_leman, @spurspam

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    What’s a cool bit of family history you know? Can be family of origin of family of choosing.

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    amandadeibert

    Amanda Deibert 🏳️‍🌈

  2. My great uncle Jesse Sweet, and my great-grandparents Esther and Alfred, caused trouble in the Welsh valleys in the 1930s. Jesse was given 9 months hard labour by Justice Branson - grandfather of @richardbranson.

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    What’s a cool bit of family history you know? Can be family of origin of family of choosing.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

  3. The twist was that his brother became a scout at Cambridge and ended up cleaning the shoes of Guy Burgess.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  5. I’ve read the police reports but I long to see their special branch files.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

    Have you encountered us in your work?

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  8. resident of one of the Little Moscows I see

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    kmflett

    keith flett

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  10. I am moved and amazed by this. Thank you so much.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

    A family story says that he was painted by a Soviet artist in heroic pose, in anticipation of him leading the Welsh Revolution.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  12. Just pre-ordering your book. When is it out?

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  15. Great. Ordered! Would love to talk to you when I’ve read it.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  17. When he was dying, my grandfather Fred Sweet imagined he could see newsreel of the 1926 strike playing out on the wall. All the anger he felt towards the mine owners came flooding back.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet

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  19. I wouldn't mind finding out the same for my grandparents and great-grandparents - one worked with Horner through the MFGB, the others were Labour Party activists but probably CP-aligned, and they all at some point visited Moscow

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    pdkmitchell

    Peter Mitchell

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  21. This whole thread is seriously brilliant... love your ancestors Matthew... reminds me of me own mad rad bad fam x

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    _pasttense_

    Past Tense

  22. riley_leman

    John Leman Riley

  23. Has he got a black eye in the photo? Amazing piece of your family history and all our history. The casual description of why he was arrested highlights the fear of “agitators” at the time?

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    spurspam

    Spurspam 🇪🇺🇫🇷❄️

  24. If you’re intrigued by something in your family history, tweet it out - you never know, a historian may already be on the case. The picture posted to this thread by @DrLeeworthy moved me to tears. Can’t wait to see where this will lead...

    Matthew Sweet @
    My great uncle Jesse Sweet, and my great-grandparents Esther and Alfred, caused trouble in the Welsh valleys in the 1930s. Jesse was given 9 months hard labour by Justice Branson - grandfather of @richardbranson.

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    DrMatthewSweet

    Matthew Sweet